Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Texas man kills intruder: "Dallas Police said a man shot and killed an intruder who kicked down his door. Police said an intruder tried to break into a unit Monday afternoon at the Chenault Creek Apartments in the 2900 block of Dilido Road. Police said the intruder was taken to Baylor Medical Center in Dallas where he died. His name has not been released."

Texas homeowner uses gun to stop burglar: "A suspected burglar is behind bars after he's caught by a homeowner armed with a gun. The attempted burglary happened just before 7 a.m. Sunday morning in the 700 block of Monette, near Airline and Gollihar. 6 News talked to residents in the neighborhood, who said they're glad to hear that a new law will give them the ammo they need to protect themselves from intruders. Police said a 21-year-old was arrested after he was caught trying to burglarize this house. Neighbors said they were stunned by the incident. "It's not common around here," Farley Frazier said. Police said it happened when one of the residents heard a doorbell, went outside to look and didn't see anything, and went back inside and to bed. Then moments later the homeowner was awakened by the sound of footsteps upstairs. "They got their gun, and went looking and they found two individuals upstairs," CCPD officer Allen Shelton said. Police said one of the men jumped from an upstairs window, but the homeowners were able to hold this suspect at gunpoint until police arrived. "He was smart enough not to do anything after he was told not to, otherwise it would not have been good for him if he had," Shelton said. Farley Frazier, who lives right across the street, said he's glad a new law signed by Governor Perry this week will soon give homeowners the right to shoot and ask questions later... "That law hasn't gone into effect yet, but you still have the right to defend yourself and your home, and if you're in fear for your life, or serious bodily injury, you can defend yourself, and they easily had that here," Allen said."

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